Professor Brigid Heywood

Vice-Chancellor & CEO, University of New England

Professor Brigid Heywood is the 14th Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England, following her ongoing academic career that has spanned across several countries.

From leadership positions in regional and online universities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, Professor Heywood has successfully driven advances in academic excellence, research performance and engagement through innovation knowledge transfer.

Given her proven commitment to education as an instrument for social and economic opportunity, Professor Heywood is well placed to lead UNE as the University adapts to a changing higher education environment.